Logano wins Daytona 500

The victory at Daytona marked the ninth career win for Logano. Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Joey Logano won the 57th Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. Logano led for 31 laps, and pushed just ahead of Clint Bowyer on a green-white-checkered finish.

“Daytona 500, oh my God! Are you kidding me?” Logano yelled in Victory Lane. “I was so nervous the whole race.”

Pole-sitter Jeff Gordon led for 87 laps, the most of any driver, but he was involved in an accident late in the race and finished 33rd.

Logano, 24, became the second-youngest winner of NASCAR’s premier race. He’s also the second driver to win the Great American Race for Penske Championship Racing, who previously won the event when Kevin Harvick, who finished one spot behind Logano, won back in 2007.

Logano also clinched a weekend sweep for Ford, as Tyler Reddick won the Truck Series race on Friday and Ryan Reed won the Xfinity Series race on Saturday.